Category Archives: Legal Ethics

Poopie Pants And Urine Tests

A defense attorney was suspended for 60 days by the Kansas Supreme Court for misconduct in two matters. His client had appeared late for sentencing and acted inappropriately. A drug test was ordered. Per the hearing committee findings As the… … Continue reading

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Shaded In Gray

An applicant was granted admission by the Tribunal Hearing Division of the Upper Canada Law Society The applicant submitted an application for a lawyer licence on March 1, 2013, while he was in his final year of law school. In… … Continue reading

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Racial Argument Draws Reversal

A prosecutor's racially-charged rebuttal closing argument led to a reversal of a first degree murder conviction by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The defendant shot and killed a person in front of his home Sometime between midnight and 1:00… … Continue reading

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ICYMI: McGrath on Alexander Hamilton and the Transformation of the Common Law of Libel

ICYMI:Paul McGrath, People v. Croswell: Alexander Hamilton and the Transformation of the Common Law of Libel, 7 Judicial Notice 5 (2011).  Read more detail on Recent Legal Ethics posts –

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A Haven

In a reciprocal discipline matter, the New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board described a pattern of misconduct that led to a three-year Pennsylvania suspension Despite her knowledge that she was ineligible to practice law in Pennsylvania, respondent appeared before four judges… … Continue reading

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